Chinese New Year 2012: People’s Park & Lucky Red Underwear at OG

This is the best way to burn calories. Walk the streets at night at one of the many festive bazaars. The most lively one is the one in Chinatown during Chinese New Year and I hope the photos captured how crowded it was. It was not very crowded at first but from 8pm onwards you can experience the human jam. But somehow the crowds add to the buzz and the festive atmosphere.

Get off at Exit E of the Chinatown MRT Station, and you’ll be right in front of People’s Park Complex with all the great snacks.

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There’s a mini bazaar here as well where I saw durian being sold. Nicely wrapped and packaged.

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When I was there I felt hot, but looking at the photos I think it was worth it. Chinatown is the best place for taking photos and going by the number of people posing and snapping away, I think everybody feels that way.

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Loads of authentic snacks by vendors from China.

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It was nice to sit just outside this stall and look up. Surprisingly cool and breezy.

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Another shot of the stall which seems to be most popular with patrons from China.

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At the OG department store, lucky red underwear was all the rage.

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Pretty red container trays for Chinese New Year goodies.

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2 Responses to Chinese New Year 2012: People’s Park & Lucky Red Underwear at OG

  1. Flora says:

    In some Mexican households (including ours), we wear red underwear for New Year’s too. My siblings and I get it as a gift from my Mom for Christmas every year and wear it at the stroke of midnight. It’s much easier to find red underwear in Singapore than it is in the US around the holidays!

    • bookjunkie says:

      That’s so cool 🙂 Thanks for sharing Flora. Is red considered lucky for you too? Is there a particular significance?

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